Ninez Ponce appointed to National Center for Health Statistics advisory board


Ninez Ponce appointed to National Center for Health Statistics advisory board


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Ninez Ponce, associate director and principal investigator for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHIS) and member of the Faculty Executive Committee of the UCLA Asia Pacific Center, has been appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Health Statistics, a statistical agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The board, an independent 15-member group, advises the national center on various issues related to health care, including the content of surveys/data gathering and technologies, and conduct of surveys/data gathering. In addition, the board examines NCHS priorities, the quality of its programs, activities and more.

A professor in the department of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Ponce has played an active role in advocating for expanding survey sampling frames to reflect the diverse immigrant population groups in California’s population. Her research has focused on understanding the effects of macroeconomic changes on health and health care access in developing countries, in low-income neighborhoods and among racial/ethnic groups in the U.S. In 2001, Ponce helped develop CHPP's first California Health Interview Survey, for which she now serves as principal investigator.

(Original article: UCLA Newsroom)


Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017